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Art Director Javier Pérez Turns Everyday Objects into Whimsical Illustrations | Colossal

<p>Ecuador-based illustrator and art director Javier Pérez has been posting a fun series of photo illustrations over on his Instagram account. The …

The 27 Most Passive-Aggressive Things That Ever Happened

I'm sorry you feel that way.

Pizza Hut

How My 4-Year-Old Helped Me Create Something Extraordinary

One day, while my daughter was happily distracted with her own marker drawings, I decided to risk pulling out a new sketchbook I had special-ordered. It had dark paper, and was perfect for adding highlights. I had only drawn a little in it, and was anxious to try it again, but knowing my daughter's …

What Is a Print?

If you have the Flash 5 (or higher) plug-in installed and have deactivated pop-up blocking software and the project window has not popped up, click …


Why pop art trumps minimalism

Art has a unique power to be universal. It can be understood by babies. It can be appreciated by someone who has read a million books and by someone …

How-To: Needlepoint Union Jack Pillow

Tip your hat to the recent flurry of creative awesomeness hitting the US from across the pond (<i>Doctor Who</i> and <i>The Great British Sewing Bee</i>, anyone?) with this bold Union Jack pillow project from needlepoint designer Jenny Henry!<p>Ready to get stitching? Head over to Jenny Henry’s blog to see the full …


20 Unbelievably Tiny Knitted And Crocheted Things

Warning: Your whole entire heart is about to explode. Sorry.

Woody Allen

How-To: Print on Fabric with Oil Pastels

I’ve done a ton of fabric printing with ink and paints, but this oil pastel rubbing technique is new to me. Check out this tutorial for printing on fabric with oil pastels from Mary & Patch—I guarantee that you’ll never look at your cookie cutters and textured tchotchkes in the same way …


Binder Clip Bag

Seattle designer Peter Bristol’s Clip Bag translates those ubiquitous binder clips you find in offices into a funny and useful accessory that could almost be elegant, if it weren’t so silly. It’s one of those form translations that makes me say, “Of course!” The bag is made out of wool felt and …


Papier-Mâché Dogs by Lorraine Corrigan

Dog love meets paper craft with these gorgeous papier-mâché dogs by UK-based artist Lorraine Corrigan in Hounds of Bath.<p>I adore sighthounds… Their sleek lines, grace and elegance are a sculptor’s dream and for many years have held a firm place in the Art World.I began sculpting dogs with paper …


How-To: Knitter’s Necklace

Need a gift idea for that yarn-loving knitter in your life? This teeny tiny knitting charm that Stephanie from A Geek In Glasses shared on Think Crafts should do the trick!<p>In love? Head over to Think Crafts to see the full tutorial.<p>[Via Dollar Store Crafts]


How-To: Recycled Gift Card Necklace

Are empty gift cards cluttering up your wallet? Turn them into a custom piece of upcycled jewelry with this recycled gift card necklace tutorial from Vicki O’Dell, The Creative Goddess.<p>Who knew that gift cards could make such gorgeous beads?! Head over to The Creative Goddess to see the full how-to.


How-To: Lace Crowns

Make fancy crowns and tiaras that are perfect for kids parties and playing dress-up with this lace crown tutorial from Morena’s Corner!<p><b>More:</b><p>Glitzy Birthday Crowns<br>• How-To: Wire Crown<br>• Gold Paper Crown


CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup


Animal Sculptures from Pipe Cleaners

Artist Lauren Ryan managed to make this unbelievably realistic sculptures of animals from nothing but pipe cleaners!<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Don Porcella's Pipe Cleaner Sculptures<br>• MAKE | How-To: Giftwrap Using Pipe Cleaners<br>• MAKE | The Crazy Hat Ladies of Fiesta


How-To: Recycled Paper Jewelry

Think paper jewelry’s just for kids? Think again! Check out Mark Montano’s latest video tutorial to learn how to make your own set of fun and stylish recycled paper jewelry.


CRAFT Flickr Pool Weekly Roundup

Here are some cool things we saw in the CRAFT Flickr Pool this week:<p>new pattern: babe in the woods, by knitting school dropout<p>Cute 3D Stand Mixer Cookies Recipe, by 1 Fine Cookie<p>Miniature crochet rose earrings, by mohu mohu<p>Multi-colour Knitted Cat 2, by Katherine Brooks<p>Carving Custom Monogram Stamp …


How-To: Leaf-Imprinted Clay Necklace

Make your own nature-inspired pendants with this leaf-imprinted clay necklace tutorial from Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects.<p>Head over to Happy Hour Projects to see the full how-to!


How-To: Wire Knot Stud Earrings

Got jewelry wire? Make your own pretty wire knot stud earrings with this tutorial from Allison at Dream a Little Bigger.<p>Head over to Dream a Little Bigger to see the full how-to!


How-To: Safely Rip Back Knitting Stitches

Break out the yarn and make mistakes without worry with this handy tutorial for safely ripping back knitting stitches from the Webs Yarn Store Blog.<p><b>More:</b><p>How-To: Start a New Ball of Yarn in a Knitting or Crochet Project<br>• Tips for Faster Knitting<br>• How-To: Seaming and Adding Handles to Knitting Projects


How-To: Confetti Hot Glue Hearts

Looking for a Valentine’s Day project that’s both fun and versatile? Make some confetti hot glue hearts with Aunt Peaches on Elizabeth Banks!<p>Cards are great, but three-dimensional valentines are flat out awesome because you can do oodles of fun things with them—like tie them on a bag of cookies or …


Valentine Heart Medals

Do you have a Valentine’s Day hero? Surprise them with a heart medal of their very own. Abbey Hendrickson shared this project with Etsy for their latest How-Tuesday.


How-To: Doily Necklace Tutorial

Turn beautiful old doilies and laces into pieces of wearable art with this doily necklace tutorial from 2nd Funniest Thing!

Wearable Tech

How-To: Origami Heart Cards


Bow and Arrow Embroidery Pattern

Scratch your Valentine’s Day embroidery itch with this sweet little bow and arrow embroidery pattern from Mollie at Wild Olive!


DIY Mosaic Tile Doormat

Annie of Annie Made and her husband created this decorative mosaic tile doormat with a fun typography element, to add a little cheer to their day when they get home. She shared instructions, so you can make one too!<p><b>More:</b><p>Cut Paper Mosaic<br>• Massive Mario Push Pin Mosaic<br>• Santa Monica’s All-Mosaic …

Santa Monica

Siuyuett’s Unique Book-Binding

The Arts

The Mona Lisa in Thread Spools

Advertising agency République recreated the Mona Lisa from 1292 spools of thread for the window display of a tailor shop in Beirut, Lebanon.<p>[via Randommization]<p><b>More:</b><p>MAKE | Capturing that Mona Lisa smile in silicon<br>• MAKE | 3,604 cups of coffee = Mona Lisa<br>• MAKE | The Illusion Knitting of Pat Ashforth …

Mona Lisa

How-To: Wrap Cords with Washi Tape

Do you have a cord stealer in your house? If you want to keep your electronics cords separated from others, try Alicia DiRago’s approach to keeping them in check – wrap them with washi tape.